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Radiofrequency Microneedling Applications

Microneedling is very effective. Adding radiofrequency energy improves the efficacy of microneedling and provides additional benefits. Radiofrequency microneedling is a versatile and advanced dermatological procedure that offers a wide array of benefits for various skin conditions.

Radiofrequency Microneedling addresses skin laxity on the face and neck for skin tightening, acne and acne scarring with reduced downtime compared to more invasive procedures. However, its applications encompass not just facial rejuvenation but also the treatment of specific skin issues around the body.

  1. Wrinkle Reduction: The procedure is highly effective in softening and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is particularly beneficial for aging skin, where collagen production slows down, resulting in more visible lines and creases.
  2. Skin Tightening: It provides a non-surgical solution for tightening loose or sagging skin. This is especially relevant for individuals experiencing skin laxity due to aging, weight loss (2) or other factors. The treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production, leading to firmer and more toned skin.
  3. Improving Skin Texture: Beyond targeting specific problems, this procedure enhances the overall texture of the skin, making it smoother, more even, and more vibrant. This is beneficial for individuals with rough, uneven, or sun-damaged skin.
  4. Pore Size Reduction: Large pores can be a cosmetic concern for many, and radiofrequency microneedling effectively minimizes their appearance. This leads to a more refined and smooth skin surface.
  5. Skin Rejuvenation: As a comprehensive skin rejuvenation solution, it addresses multiple signs of aging and skin damage, restoring a more youthful and healthy appearance to the skin on the face, neck and decolletage.
  6. Acne: Treatments reduce acne lesions, oil production, decrease scarring, improve acne scars and skin texture. (1)
  7. Acne Scarring: Radiofrequency microneedling is highly effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars, making it a sought-after treatment for those with post-acne skin issues. (4)
  8. Scar Reduction: Beyond acne scars, it can also be used for the treatment of other types of scars, including surgical and traumatic scars as well as keloid scars and depressed scars.
  9. Stretch Marks Reduction: Radiofrequency microneedling can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, a common skin concern for many individuals.
  10. Improvement of Skin Laxity: Particularly useful in addressing skin laxity issues in various areas of the body including skin laxity due to weight loss. (2) It also improves cellulite and localized fatty deposits which are also a common aesthetic concern for most women. (3)

Contact Bliss Dermatology Group to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michelle Pennie to discuss Radiofrequency Microneedling. Dr. Pennie is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist whose focus is on revealing and enhancing your natural beauty. She will listen to your concerns and discuss your goals to ensure you have the information you need to make informed decisions about your care. Bliss Dermatology Group is the leading dermatology practice in Florida’s Gulf Coast. We have offices in Englewood and Venice for your convenience.

(1) Austin GK, Struble SL, Quatela VC. Evaluating the effectiveness and safety of radiofrequency for face and neck rejuvenation: A systematic review. Lasers Surg Med. 2022; 54: 27–45. https://doi.org/10.1002/lsm.23506

(2) Yu V, Juhász MLW, Mesinkovska NA. Subcutaneous Radiofrequency Microneedling for the Treatment of Thigh Skin Laxity Caused by Weight Loss: A Case Study. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2019 Jun;12(6):60-62. Epub 2019 Jun 1. PMID: 31360291; PMCID: PMC6624002.

(3) Alexiades M, Munavalli GS. Single Treatment Protocol With Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency for Treatment of Body Skin Laxity and Fat Deposits. Lasers Surg Med. 2021 Oct;53(8):1026-1031. doi: 10.1002/lsm.23397. Epub 2021 Mar 25. PMID: 33764552; PMCID: PMC8518615.

(4) Hendricks AJ, Farhang SZ. Dermatologic facial applications of Morpheus8 fractional radiofrequency microneedling. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2022 Oct;21 Suppl 1:S11-S19. doi: 10.1111/jocd.15231. Epub 2022 Aug 2. PMID: 35916259.

(5) Alster TS, Graham PM. Microneedling: A Review and Practical Guide. Dermatol Surg. 2018 Mar;44(3):397-404. doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000001248. PMID: 28796657.

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Michelle Pennie, MD

  • Board-Certified Dermatologist
  • Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon
  • Founder and Lead Dermatologist of Bliss Dermatology
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